weight_cause_cox {cmprskcoxmsm}R Documentation

Inverse probability weighted proportional cause-specific hazards model

Description

weight_cause_cox fits the marginal structural proportional cause-specific hazards model using the inverse probability treatment weights.

Usage

weight_cause_cox(data=,
                 time, time2 = NULL,
                 Event.var, Event,
                 weight.type,
                 ties = NULL)

Arguments

data

The dataset, output of doPS

time

See also Surv, for right censored data, this is the follow up time. For interval data, the first argument is the starting time for the interval.

time2

See also Surv, ending time of the interval for interval censored or counting process data only. Intervals are assumed to be open on the left and closed on the right, (start, end]. For counting process data, event indicates whether an event occurred at the end of the interval.

Event.var

The variable name for the event indicator which typically has at least 3 levels.

Event

Event of interest, the rest of the event are treating as competing event.

weight.type

Type of inverse probability weights. Possible values are "Unstabilized" and "Stabilized".

ties

See also coxph, a character string specifying the method for tie handling. If there are no tied death times all the methods are equivalent.

Details

The marginal structural cause-specific Cox model for cause j usually has the form:

λ^{a}_j (t) \equiv λ_{T^{a},J^{a}=j}(t) = λ_{0j}e^{β*a},

where T^{a}, J^{a} is the counterfactural survival time and cause for treatment a (=0,1), λ_{0j} is the unspecified baseline cause-specific hazard for cause j, and β is the treatment effect.

Value

Returns a table containing the estimated coefficient of the treatment effect, the robust standard error of the coefficient, estimated hazard ratio and 95% CI for the hazard ratio.

See Also

coxph


[Package cmprskcoxmsm version 0.2.0 Index]